If you are enrolled in a distance course at Malmö University, you are welcome to contact the library if you want to borrow books or search for information. If you live outside Malmö, we can send books to your home and you can make an appointment for a search consultation and get help via Skype.

Get a library card

To be able to borrow and reserve books, you need a library card (if you already have a multicard, this functions as a library card). You can get a library card at any of our three libraries, and distance students are also able to order one and have it mailed home to them. This does not apply to students living in Malmö or outside Sweden.

Ordering books

We send the books you want to borrow home to you. The loan period for distance students is four weeks.

Order books

Start by searching for the book in Libsearch

Make a reservation by clicking on “Reserve book”. Log in with your first name and library card number. It does not matter what library you choose for pickup (“Pickup location”). If you are registered as a distance student with us, the book will be automatically sent home to you when it comes in again.

In “My loans” you can see your reservations and delete them when they are no longer valid.

Returning books

If you are in Malmö you can return borrowed books at any of our libraries between 06:00 and 22:00. However, when the libraries are not manned, you need a multicard and PIN code to get in.

Post the books

You can also return what you have borrowed by post. You pay the postage for returns yourself and are responsible for the books until they reach the library.

Please note: Keep in mind that if your book package weighs more than 2 kg, you need to post it to our delivery address instead of postal address. Also remember to send the books back a few days before the return date as they are only considered returned when they arrive at the library.

Addresses for our libraries

Contact us

If there is anything else you need help with or if there is a book or article you cannot get hold of, we will be happy to help you with this. 

Contact us at: biblioteket@mau.se or +46 (0)40-665 73 00